Tag: poetry

Gwendolyn Brooks: History maker, history explainer

Gwendolyn Brooks: History maker, history explainer

| March 4, 2014

Pulitzer Prize-winner Gwendolyn Brooks epitomized the idea of a true poet—a guardian of the reality of the people’s soul.

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Maya Angelou: A shining beacon

Maya Angelou: A shining beacon

| February 14, 2014

By Brenda Robinson—Black History Month is an appropriate time to honor Maya Angelou, who has touched the souls of Americans and non-Americans and showed us how to live our best lives.

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Acoustic SpokenWord Café to open season at Wunderkammer

Acoustic SpokenWord Café to open season at Wunderkammer

| February 8, 2014

A trio of artists is scheduled to open the 2014 season of the Acoustic SpokenWord Café, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., Feb. 15 at Wunderkammer Co., 3402 Fairfield Ave. Admission is $5.

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The life, legacy of Amiri Baraka

The life, legacy of Amiri Baraka

| February 6, 2014

With the passing of the prolific poet, playwright, essayist, and critic Amiri Baraka, one of the literary giants of the 20th century was called home.

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Acoustic SpokenWord Café seeks seven wordsmiths

Acoustic SpokenWord Café seeks seven wordsmiths

| February 5, 2014

The Acoustic SpokenWord Cafe is seeking seven poets to write interpretive pieces drawing from the Fort Wayne Museum of Art’s African American Masterworks.

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Ketu Oladuwa pens celebration of Amiri Baraka

Ketu Oladuwa pens celebration of Amiri Baraka

| February 5, 2014

Amiri Baraka was the transmegistus of his time. A change maker, spur in the side of oppression and a vital voice for the liberation of Afrikan people.

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Poem: A time comes when silence is betrayal

Poem: A time comes when silence is betrayal

| January 18, 2014

By Omowale-Ketu Oladuwa   There has been no time since 1967 When the chariots of war did not rumble, and The dogs of destruction did not grind their metal teeth, Ironbirds whining in mental nitespace infrared sights locked on target.   The Blues of Black Life awoke singing Her pulse a blood-rent throb /blond wig Testament […]

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Daddy You’re Right Here

Daddy You’re Right Here

| January 4, 2014

By Genevieve Epps — As the days pass I long for your presence I close my eyes and think about your face, and there you are right there looking back at me.

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IPFW to offer spoken word tribute to Martin Luther King Jr.

IPFW to offer spoken word tribute to Martin Luther King Jr.

| December 26, 2013

The IPFW Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs is scheduled to host “A Tribute to King in Spoken Word” from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Jan. 15.

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Poem in memory of Madiba…

Poem in memory of Madiba…

| December 20, 2013

By Omowale-Ketu Oladuwa—Qunu Qunu /the troublemaking child returns to your earth / Stone’s cry out and the people celebrate his dance of life…

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